Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
November 19, 2014 | Stan Moore | Everyone knows good communication is important in relationships and business, but throw succession planning into the mix and you’ll discover just how important it is.
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | MSU Extension is offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees required.
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | We are approaching the ideal time for chestnut growers to scout for Asian chestnut gall wasp. Leaves often remain attached to the galls during fall and winter, making them highly visible.
November 14, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Michigan chestnut growers should be scouting for chestnut weevil, an important emerging pest of edible chestnuts.
November 13, 2014 | Ashley McFarland | The Upper Peninsula Farm Incubator is now accepting applications for their Apprentice Farmer Program.
November 12, 2014 | Nikki Rothwell | To determine the effectiveness of our statewide spotted wing Drosophila monitoring program, we are asking growers to take a quick survey.
November 12, 2014 | James DeDecker | Whether you are for or against regulation, deer baiting has consequences for Michigan agriculture.
November 11, 2014 | Matt Grieshop | You may have experience with two and four footed livestock but how about livestock with six or no legs?
November 11, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Current and future chestnut producers should check out the resources available at the upcoming Great Lakes Expo, Dec. 9-11, 2014, and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Feb. 18-19, 2015.
October 31, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Proposed Food Safety Modernization Act water standards have recently changed, including the number of samples to use when testing irrigation water for fresh produce.
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Date: Nov 24, 2014
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Date: Nov 25, 2014
Date: Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014
Location: 6686 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
- Agricultural Literacy
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Farm Bill
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School